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Becker

Joined December 2017

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Mehso-so

I always struggle to get comfortable in an Edith Wharton book. I don‘t dislike her but I never find it to be enjoyable reading. Something about her style. 🤷‍♀️

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House of Leaves | Mark Z Danielewski
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I‘m not very far into this and it is already a very uncomfortable read. I can‘t read it at night. The sense of dread is overwhelming. 🙀

Karisa Oooh, I read too years ago and can still remember the creepy heaviness of it. Good but yeah maybe not to read at night 😅 2mo
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Three-Body Problem | Cixin Liu
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Pickpick

This book does an excellent job of being exactly what it is, which is an incredible story told through hard science. It doesn‘t have much literary merit but that‘s okay because that‘s not goal. Science geeks will love it but people like me will appreciate it more on the screen than on the page. Either way, it‘s an impressive story. 🚀

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Excellent Women | Barbara Pym
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An enjoyable read and an interesting look at the role of the unmarried woman in Society at this time. Let‘s just say there was a lot of tea involved. 🫖

Suet624 Darn it! Why do I always forget to read Pym. (edited) 3mo
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Untitled | Untitled
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Not many weeks of this left.🍂

BarbaraBB Awesomeness 🥰🥰 3mo
Chelsea.Poole Perfect photo! 3mo
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I‘m re-reading this for book club and it‘s totally worthy of re-reading. 🥰

marleed Yes it is! 3mo
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A beautiful sketch on every page. 🖌

Suet624 What a lovely way to entice people to read poetry. 😊 3mo
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Pickpick

This is a very nicely curated collection of poems that is beautifully illustrated. I really enjoyed it. 💜

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The Pickwick Papers | Charles Dickens
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Pickpick

This is a book where you can experience the fabulous characters and wonderful word play that will become a Dickens trademark. It reads like a series of very short, connected stories. It is sometimes a bit dry but if you just enjoy for what it is, it can be a fun reading experience. 🎩

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This slim little book of essays about re- reading is a good pick for any reader. I have transformed over the years from someone who wouldn‘t even think to re-read, to someone who does it regularly and gets great pleasure from it. 📖

Leftcoastzen Great read ! Love Gornick! 4mo
Leftcoastzen 👏❤️ 3mo
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Pickpick

This book was packed with information, with each chapter focusing on a different topic as it relates to the power of sleeping. The book can be read from cover to cover ( which I recommend) or spot read according to the subjects in the individual chapters. Either way, I guarantee you will re-evaluate your sleep habits. 😴

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Pickpick

Part memoir, part nature writing. A quiet and gentle book that transports you into the American desert. I enjoyed this very much. 🏜

SamAnne This book had such an impact on me in my 20s. Not all of his writings have aged well, but his love of the wild helped fire my passion for conservation work and the Big Wild. 4mo
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Cry to Heaven | Anne Rice
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Sitting in my back yard, but in my mind I‘m in Naples . 🍷

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Maybe not the best time to read this due to current events. It‘s making me nervous. 😳

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Pale Horseman | Bernard Cornwell
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I love Bernard Cornwell as a storyteller. This book is packed with adventure but the battle scenes can be a bit gory. 🪓

Texreader I loved these books and I enjoyed the series 7mo
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Lost and Found | Kathryn Schulz
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This was a lovely book. I will never look at the simple little ampersand the same way again. Very touching.👩‍❤️‍👩

Chelsea.Poole Lovely stained glass! ⛰ 9mo
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Stephen Fry is smart, funny and a great storyteller. I have loved his retelling of these fabulous Greek myths. 🏛

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5 stars-for the stupendous writing and the sheer impact.🏜

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These stories are so uniquely Flannery O‘Connor. She has such a distinct voice. These are dark, multi-layered stories filled with unlikeable characters. What‘s not to love? 😆

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Pickpick

I dipped in and out of this over many months and thoroughly enjoyed it. It offers a condensed commentary on dozens of books. And when you‘re done reading it, it‘s a pretty little thing on your shelf. ❤️

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I enjoyed this as I read it a few weeks ago but it has really stayed with me. It was so tragic and even now - many books later, I still remember the exact feeling I had when I was reading it. It‘s a good example of truth found in fiction. ☠️

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This Is Happiness | Niall Williams
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This book isn‘t big on plot but if you are a lover of language, this is your next read. The writing is lovely. Carefully crafted word by word- sometimes funny, sometimes profound and always beautiful. I was so distracted by the language I would have to re-read the page because I hadn‘t paid any attention to what was going on. 😆

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The Wizard of Oz | Frank Baum
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A light enjoyable read. I enjoyed both the similarities & differences between the book and the movie 🎥

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Glass Hotel | Emily St John Mandel
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I really enjoyed this novel. I loved the tone and the sense of place, and I always enjoy a story that you have to piece together. I thought it was well constructed. You know you‘re in the hands of a seasoned author. 🤩

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I really enjoy Lilly King‘s writing. This was a 4⭐️collection of short stories. 👍

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Chouette | Claire Oshetsky
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I love a good allegory. This story deals with the demands and complexities of raising a child with extraordinary needs, where there is no clear right or wrong decisions. It left me with a lot on my mind. 🦉

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“Mistletoe hung from the gas brackets in all the front parlours; there was sherry and walnuts and bottled beer and crackers by the dessertspoons; and cats in their fur-abouts watched the fires; and the high-heaped fire spat, all ready for the chestnuts and the mulling pokers” - This story was delightful.🎄

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Ulysses | James Joyce
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Getting ready for my 2022 retirement reading project. 🇮🇪

Leftcoastzen Yay! 12mo
batsy Nice project! 12mo
tpixie I‘m really wishing I were retired this year for this project also!!! 10mo
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The hunter becomes the hunted. Intriguing 🤔

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Untitled | Unknown
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Celebrating Wednesday with a big box of book mail.🤩

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Nice days are now few and far between where I live and I‘m spending this one outside reading Sophocles which I am loving. I‘m all things Ancient Greece these days. 🏛

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Venice: A New History | Thomas F. Madden
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A very detailed history of Venice. Interesting despite the text book style delivery. ⚓️

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Ex-Libris | Anne Fadiman
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My idea of comfort reading. 📚

charl08 Love this book. 1y
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The Almanac 2022 | LIA. LEENDERTZ
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I‘m getting ahead of myself a bit, but I couldn‘t resist this pretty little book.🌾

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The Reading List: A Novel | Sara Nisha Adams
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At first I thought this book was going to be too twee for me, but I admit I eventually fell into the story. This is a very light and simple story. It won‘t stretch your mind but it works as an easy, comforting read. 📚

EvieBee I really enjoyed this one! 1y
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Apples Never Fall | Liane Moriarty
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I‘m half way through and I‘m not sure where this is going but I‘m thoroughly enjoying the family dynamics.🍎

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Pickpick

I started this thinking that I was going to get an old fashioned mystery, but there is so much more in the pages of this book if you are willing to look for it. I loved it. 📕

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For the Wolf | Hannah Whitten
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I really enjoyed this. The only drawback is that it was clearly written for a teen audience. If it had been written more for an adult I think I would have loved it. I recommend it, but only if you enjoy a fairytale. 🐺

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Maybe in Another Life: A Novel | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Really interesting premise to this story. A look at how the results of a simple everyday decision can send your life down a different path. The story alternates between two possible parallel lives that unfold based on a decision that the main character makes about whether or not to go home with an old boyfriend she meets in a bar. This is lighter reading that deals with a contemplative topic. Good summer reading!🐚

LoverOfLearning Oh I liked this one!! 1y
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Pickpick

A slow and gentle story but I loved the writing which was soothing and relaxing to read. It was a touching and reflective read. I would highly recommend it if you enjoy books like this.❤️

Cathythoughts Sounds good ! Stacking 👍🏻❤️ 1y
robinb I enjoyed this as well. :) 1y
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Pickpick

This is a very short little story about friendship and kindness. It is quite lovely, although a bit of a sleepy story as well. 🦊

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Daughter of Fortune | Isabel Allende
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My first Isabel Allende and I‘m loving it.❤️

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Since I am not usually a romance reader, I never imagined I would read a book like this until a friend and I did a fun book challenge where we chose books for each other. I came out on the winning end of the challenge because I had a ton of fun with this. The star quality of the book was the clever dialogue which was snappy, amusing and completely entertaining. This was enhanced by the excellent audio I listened to. I finished it in a day.🎧

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This book was a roller coaster for me. One sentence would jump off the page and speak directly to my mind or heart. The next sentence would make me feel defensive or argumentative. I think the important thing here is that every sentence engaged me on some level. I can't remember the last time I was so thoroughly connected to a text and I binged my way through this book. That justifies 5 stars for me. I would love to have coffee with the author.

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I'm a big John Green fan, but not necessarily because I love his books which are not targeted for me (although I have read and enjoyed a few of them). I just think he is an interesting guy. I like his personality and the way his brain works. I got a good dose of that in these essays, which cover all sorts of important and unimportant topics. Reading this book felt like having a good long chat with John Green and that was a fun thing to do.

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The Stand | Stephen King
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Every summer I pick a big iconic book to tackle. Quite often it is an older classic but this summer I chose The Stand - all 1400 pages of it. Wish me luck. 🤓

TrishB Enjoy 👍🏻 1y
Bookwormjillk It‘s worth it! 1y
Soubhiville Good choice! 1y
Suet624 It‘s a good one! 1y
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This has been a great companion book as I have been making my way through War and Peace. 🇷🇺

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The Maidens: A Novel | Alex Michaelides
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In many ways this is your typical suspense novel, but the Dark Academia element added a lot of atmosphere and interest for me. It is also a quick, engaging read. 🏛

Desha I have this coming in from Book of the Month! ♥️📚 1y
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Brendan: A Novel | Frederick Buechner
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This Los Angeles Times quote on the cover of the book says it much better than I could. This is a very niche book but I enjoyed it. It was creative and well written. 🌊

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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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This was a perfect summer read for me. The author captures the essence of summer at the beach. I fell right into the story and hated putting it down. 🏄